In this post, we’re going to gather all the details, pics, GIFs, videos, etc. for Splatoon 2, straight from the Squid Research Lab! This post features everything posted between June 16th and June 30th. For previous updates, make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page! For the latest updates, click here!
The latest report from the Squid Research Lab is about Firefin (Hokkorii in Japanese), a returning brand found in Splatoon 2. This street brand offers various classic-style parkas and caps, but also some bell hats and sun visors. A great brand for young Inklings looking for Hip Hop-style clothing!
The latest report from the Squid Research Lab is about the way players’ usernames are displayed on screen. You probably noticed it yourself during the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire a few months ago, but now, the name of a player that’s been splatted is crossed. You can also see that through walls, which is pretty handy to see at a glance how the battle is going for your team.
The latest report from the Squid Research Lab is about Skalop (Hotax in Japanese), a returning brand found in Splatoon 2. This company is specialised in headgear, and originally made only baseball caps. But over the years, they began making other fashion items, such as knit caps, straw hats, and even sport headgear (such as helmets for example). T-shirts with the logo of the company are pretty popular among fans.
Today, the Squid Research Lab shared another soundtrack sample: Endolphin Surge, by Wet Floor. It’s used as one of the BGM during battles:
Wet Floor’s CD will be released on July 12th in Japan, and will be available exclusive at Tower Records.
And here’s some pictures of the 2017 Summer Sale, the second Splatoon x Tower Records collaboration:
Today, the Squid Research Lab shared their report a returning brand found in Splatoon 2: Krak-On (Kuragesu in Japanese). This brand produces “natural-style” shoes which use canvas as material, and with a well-known design that has remained unchanged for many years. That’s why Squids of all generations like them, and vintage models produced back in the days are quite popular among collectors.
Today, the Squid Research Lab shared their report a returning brand found in Splatoon 2: SquidForce (Batoroika in Japanese), which happens to be the official brand of the Turf Wars. As a global company, they develop Gear that can be used by everyone, from complete beginners to real pros. But the company isn’t all about Gear: they also support players, by training top players and managing the venues where Turf Wars take place.
Their latest V-new t-shirt with a reflector print is all the rage among young Inklings these days.
Over the past few days, the Squid Research Lab shared quite a lot of details and screenshots:
- during multiplayer battles, when two players co-operate to take down a single opponent, an “assist mark” is displayed on screen;
- the battle results screen now displays the number of times you used your special, alongside the number of players you splatted or assisted in splatting. And just like in Splatoon, you will be able to see the number of times you got splatted, but the researchers need more time to get more details on that;
- Splatoon 2 will have a new stage called the Inkblot Art Academy. According to the researchers, many Inkling artists graduated from that very academy. Unsurprisingly, many sculptures can be found in there, and climbing up on them can actually give you the advantage in battle.
Also, here’s the trailer for the 3rd edition of the Splatoon Koshien, which will start this Fall in Japan:
And here’s some additional details about Salmon Run, from the US branch of the Squid Research Lab:
Local multiplayer lets you play anytime, anywhere. When you don’t have enough players gathered locally to start a full 4v4 Turf War, Salmon Run is great option.
Online play, on the other hand, is event-based and can be enjoyed during times when Grizzco Industries is open for business.
Splatoon 2 (Switch) comes out on July 21st worldwide.